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A few firsts for me
« on: May 26, 2018, 02:27:30 PM »
What an epic morning with many firsts! First turkey with a bow, first double, first turkey with a decoy, and first turkey in this certain county! Located a couple groups of turkeys last night and came up with a game plan. I decided to hike up and sit between the 2 roosts. When I set up and it started getting light I noticed 2 mature toms roosted about 75 yds below me. I had my decoy out about 25 yards from me in the open. Finally they decided to pitch down but went the complete opposite way. Not a single gobble. A little frustrated I let out a few soft yelps and clucks. Did that for about 10min off  I and on until I heard something to my left. Looked over and here came 6 jakes! Right to the decoy they went and I was able to draw. Settled my pin and let it fly! He started flipping all over and the other 5 came back to him and started attacking. I couldn’t believe it. This gave me a chance to draw again and stick another bird! I know they’re just jakes but I had a goal to kill one with my bow this year, and after many close calls this season I couldn’t pass the opportunity and I couldn’t be happier! Have to love quality gear! Athens bow, gold tip arrows, radical archery designs broadheads/peep, and phelps game calls!
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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 02:28:25 PM »
Here are some pics

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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 02:28:53 PM »
Few more

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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 02:40:45 PM »
WooHoo!!!
He asked, Do you ever give a short simple answer?  I replied, "Nope."

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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 02:56:05 PM »
Three of my first five birds were taken with a shotgun.  Around 20 maybe 25 that followed were all archery.  As long as I can still draw and shoot the bow I expect that will remain my weapon of choice.  It's tough without a blind, but I find that just adds to the excitement and challenge.

Jake's are turkey too - Choot'em!  They taste better and stink less.  If I were smart I'd stop shooting toms and go for jakes exclusively.

Great job Michael :tup:
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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 04:02:56 PM »
Nicely done :tup: Congrats again man
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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 06:17:14 PM »
Epic morning, for sure!!!!
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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 07:39:20 PM »
Nice shooting and CONGRATS on the firsts  :tup:

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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 09:12:18 PM »
Thanks guys! Now gotta figure out how I want to cook them.
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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 08:36:57 AM »
Low and very, very slow or grind for fajitas for the cooking

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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 08:44:10 AM »
Congrats!  Central wa birds or ne?  My next Merriam will be with a bow.

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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 08:59:29 AM »
Congratulations to ya man!


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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 09:05:05 AM »
Congrats!  Central wa birds or ne?  My next Merriam will be with a bow.
Not quite NE but over that direction  :tup:
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Re: A few firsts for me
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2018, 08:00:08 AM »
Congrats! Great photos too!

 

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